What You Need to Know About Today's Cannabis Security Job Fair

Blue Line Protection Group trains security personnel to protect your weed, and it's hiring. The cannabis security company is hosting a career fair at its new Denver headquarters, at 5765 Logan Street, from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 22 — which means today.

Blue Line has seen an increased demand for its services in the cannabis industry and is looking to hire thirty to forty people to fill both part-time and full-time armed and unarmed security jobs across Colorado, but primarily in the metro Denver area.

“We have immediate and ongoing openings for security personnel interested in providing protection services to Colorado’s legal cannabis industry,” says Daniel Allen, Blue Line’s CEO, in a release about the hiring event. “We’ve seen an increase in criminal activity directed toward this industry, and the time is right for those people who want to enter this challenging and rewarding customer-centric security industry.”

According to Blue Line's website, most of its investigation personnel and consulting staffers have previous experience in law enforcement or with the armed forces. The company was founded in Colorado in 2014 specifically to address the growing need for security in the cannabis industry. It began with thirty employees and twelve contracts with marijuana-related businesses around the state, and those contracts have grown enough to justify today's hiring fair.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, drug-free and should bring their current résumé and a valid government-issued ID. 

New employees will enter the Cannabis Industry Security and Protection Academy, Blue Line's security-operations academy. They'll be trained to work at turnkey dispensaries and cultivation facilities where there is a fair amount of cash and product. Those who pass the academy are eligible for benefits, firearms liability insurance benefits and concealed-carry classes.
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